The Daily Meal is dedicated to consuming and analyzing the latest food news and trends. From a look at the evolution of state dinners through administrations, to the debut of the McFalafel, here's a look at stories our editors were reading this week.
— A look at America's food landscape through the eyes of a 6-year-old. [The New York Times]
— State dinner menus through the ages. [The Huffington Post]
— New Mexico University breeds extra large chiles to the optimal size for jalapeño poppers. [PopSci]
— A behind-the-scenes peek at the opening of Bar Rosso in Stamford, Conn. [CT Bites]
— Capturing the image of heat in food photography. [Diner's Journal, The New York Times]
— Craft food artisans are figuring out how to pay their bills. [Edible Brooklyn]
— The McFalafel makes its Israeli debut next week. [Ynetnews]
— Pet food goes gourmet. [The New York Times]
— A graphic representation of Starbuck's new Trenta drink size. [The National Post]
— Local chefs predict Boston's 2011 food trends. [The Boston Globe]
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